Barely 5 hours after the minister of Information, Lai Mohammed announced via his the ministries official Twitter handle that Major General Muhammadu Buhari lead Administration has suspended Twitter Operation in Nigeria. (READ IT HERE).
Sarah Hart, Twitter’s Senior Policy Communications Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, who made this known in a statement, said the company is investigating the development.
“The announcement made by the Nigerian Government that they have suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria is deeply concerning.
“We’re investigating and will provide updates when we know more,” the statement said.
Recall that the federal government suspended Twitter’s operations in a statement on Friday.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, said the government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.